Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-Believe Association N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 23,333
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAMI N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,045,433

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-Believe Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 23,333
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAMI N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,045,433

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Little Wishes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Vote at Home Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paws Up for Veterans NV Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Alexandria House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 432,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
JIMENA, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-Believe Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 23,333
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAMI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,045,433

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13280 records found.